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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Thousand Oaks, CA Aug 2009 – Reviewed May 2, 2013
Interview Details – Interview with 9 people, director level to associate level. Extensive two day process. One to one iterviews no panels.
Interview Question – Tell me how you work with difficult management? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was not any negotiation.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Thousand Oaks, CA – Reviewed Apr 26, 2013
Interview Details – All day interview with many people. An AC took me around from place to place. She was very nice and calmed me a bit since she did some talking about her experience.
Interview Question – Where did I see myself in 5 years, what did I consider my worst faults. View Answer
Negotiation Details – My recruiter suggested that I make a counter offer, which I did. The recruiter mentioned that people work very hard at the company and I should get as much as I could for doing the job.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 20, 2013
Interview Details – Mostly behavioral questions. Asked how I dealt with certain problems in team settings and situations. Asked me about previous experiences in how I'd solve those kinds of problems. Asked about technical projects, and what role I took within my projects. Also, about how I split up the work between group project partners.
Interview Question – How did you deal with a situation where team members are conflicting? Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Apr 20, 2013
Interview Details –
Internal Interview - 6 interviews, 30 minutes to one hour with one to two people each time
Position: Senior Engineer, Automation
Why do you want this position?
Explain the difference between DeltaV, Rockwell, Honeywell, PLC, etc
Why is process knowledge important in automation?
Interview Question – Explain the difference between a module supervisor and an equipment module Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Thousand Oaks, CA – Reviewed Apr 16, 2013
Interview Details – 10+ interviews with all levels of department staff. Mainly behavioral questions, some consulting-style case questions
Interview Question – Pharmaceutical pricing case: we have a product that has been on the market for a couple years, but a competitor is soon coming to market. How should we price our product and why? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Feb 2013 – Reviewed Apr 14, 2013
Interview Details – Phone interview: some technical details about my resume experience and in depth screening to make sure eligibility for the position.
Interview Question –
What type of experience I have that I can relate to Job description provided
Few technical questions about type of instrument that I have used so far based on resume. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiations at all... fix offer..
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 9, 2013
Interview Details – online application, phone interview, onsite interview
Interview Question – How do you see the difference between academia and industry? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2013 – Reviewed Apr 4, 2013
Interview Details –
I applied online in early January expecting no response since Amgen does not recruit on my campus; however, I was excited to receive a call to schedule a phone interview in mid-February. The phone interview was approximately 40 minutes long and was very pleasant. It was a mix of technical and behavioral questions.
Later that week I received a call to schedule a flight down for their "super day" the following weekend. Amgen paid for and booked my transportation, which made my experience getting there much easier. I interviewed individually with four upper-level employees and had informal time with two newer associates. These interviews encompassed both technical and behavioral questions as well with an emphasis on potential fit with the company's values and goals; proficiency in answering behavioral questions and genuine interest in the company are key. If you don't have that, then the process may not be for you. Though long interview days are stressful and mentally challenging, I came out of it with a smile and an offer.
Interview Question – The favorite - do you have any questions for me? View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Thousand Oaks, CA Feb 2009 – Reviewed Mar 27, 2013
Interview Details – After submitting my resume via a college friend who was currently an employee at the company at the time, I was contacted by phone for a phone interview. After the phone interview, they asked me if I could come to Amgen for a 2nd round of interviews which would last most of the day. The 2nd round was scheduled and I attended it in the morning and met with approximately 8 people through out the day. Sometimes 1:1 interviews and other times 3:1. By the afternoon, I had finished with the interviews and left and waited to hear news via a phone call. Once I got a phone call offer, an official offer was mailed to me and I had a short amount of time to accept the offer.
Interview Question – The hardest question for me to answer was about my GPA in College since I didn't have the greatest GPA. I was asked that question when I was in a room with 3 interviewers. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I attempted to negotiate a higher offer but since I was straight out of college, I didn't have any room to negotiate and my attempts failed. I ended up accepting the initial offer.
No Offer – Interviewed in Thousand Oaks, CA Mar 2013 – Reviewed Mar 20, 2013
Interview Details – Self introduction ----> Talk about projects mentioned on resume.
Interview Question – Explain the model in non-technical language. Answer Question
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